The water for this self-contained container garden array is caught on the roof of the train platform. It runs down then get pumped up the flowform, an old Steiner invention that aerates and energizes the water, beautifying it for the plants. Passive watering happens via 2000 year old desert technology. Unglazed terracotta gourds are buried in each pot, and linked to the pond, all passively powered by gravity and osmosis.
What happens next?
Tired Japanese salarymen stand by the garden as they wait for their train, a train to take them from one heavily pressured place to another.
But something happens, the little garden calls to them.
The falling water creaties ions that soothe.
Little gifts of fragrance and fruit inspire them.
“I could do this on my own doorstep’, they realize.
They do, and munch on the results. They start to talk to neighbours. Soon the city of Tokyo becomes protected by a veil of shady green.
Thats how Permaculture works.